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call now or visit controlispossible.com. live from the funeral in just a moment. fresh off his re-
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election and still being treated for mental health issues. congressman jesse jackson junior may also be in talks with federal prosecutors for a plea deal. wgn's tonya francisco reports from city hall with details. he may have also bought a $40,000 gift for a female friend with campaign money. that is on top of the house ethics investigation on whether he offered to raise money for the girl is in exchange for being appointed to obama's old
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senate seat. pictures of him were released while he was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder over the summer. he has been spotted hanging out in a couple of washington d.c. bars after being released. >> a series of events came together in my life at the same time. they have been difficult to sort through. i'm human. i'm doing my best and i'm trying to sort through them all. >> just give the man a chance to heal. >> his father and his wife even
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she was missing in action from today's city council meeting. >> if reports are true that jackson is indeed working on a plea deal with federal prosecutors and if those negotiations are successful he could possibly keep his seat in congress. state representative-elect derrick smith says he's excited about returning to work in springfield. smith was re-elected tuesday.. despite his indictment on bribery charges, and his expulsion from the illinois house. wgn's nancy loo joins us live with more on the story. nancy? >> the newly reelected state senator would not say much about the federal indictment against him. derek smith plans to keep
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fighting. he says he looks forward to returning to the state house that impeached him just a few months ago. derek smith did not seem concerned about being the first house member to be impeached in over 100 years. he is apparently feeling vindicated after winning reelection. he has pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges have been appalled by the way the
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democratic party has treated derek smith. either we believe in democracy or we do not. either you are innocent until proven guilty or you're not. henderson claims smith will be acquitted. he will not discuss the defense. despite the indictment and impeachment there's nothing to prevent smith from being sworn in to a new term. >>, with a host of city alderman here to honor the life of this fall and firefighter. he was
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highly regarded within his profession. a veteran firefighter. we want to show you a live picture. if we have video of inside the funeral. he is johnson's longtime pastor. he was telling some funny stories about johnson. johnson well known for having a rich sense of humor. everybody laughing with some of the stories that he was telling about some of the pranks that johnson would pull and his friends and loved ones. he was beloved by so many. his life is here. his brothers and sisters are here to say goodbye to the veteran firefighter. he lost his life last week doing what he does best. this funeral mass was preceded by a dramatic procession down western ave. we
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want to show you what that looked like. the ladder truck #39 making its way down western avenue led by the traditional bagpipes. they went underneath a giant flag that was hoisted over the roadway. johnson's family talking about their terrible loss of course grieving this loss. also finding some consolation for them. the tremendous outpouring from fellow firefighters and families has truly been a consolation for the family. >> you're here today to celebrate the life of a good man. of a faithful man. of a hero. that is what we are here to celebrate today.
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>> once again thousands of firefighters on hand on the south side of chicago to honor the life of a captain herby johnson. firefighters from across the midwest as well as parts of of the areas. the governor came by to honor the life of the captain. a cabinet shake-up may be brewing for president obama's second term. hillary clinton and tim geithner have both publicly announced their exits. but "politico" reports leon panetta, eric holder ray lahood, and several others are all expected to leave thier posts. rumors are swirling over who will be named as replacements. the "new york times" reports president obama wants at least one republican in his cabinet. possibly retiring senator olympia snowe though it's unclear for what post. president obama made a quiet return to the white house last night. after his re-election
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celebrations in chicago. the obama campaign is still waiting to hear who won florida's 29-electoral votes. even though the outcome won't affect the election. with more than 8-million votes counted. the president holds a 46-thousand vote lead in florida. the official results are due by saturday. mitt romney wrapped up his long white house candidacy by visiting his campaign headquarters in boston yesterday. he thanked staffers and said he knows they gave it their best shot. campaign members say romney and his wife ann were very gracious in defeat, and there was no sense of finger-pointing over the loss. a longtime friend said romney felt badly that his message about turning america around and solving the nations economic issues hadnt resonated with a broader audience. with the election behind him president is now focusing on brokering a deficit-reduction deal to avert a looming fiscal crisis. lawmakers from both parties have promised to work together to find a compromise before the end of the year. however. they still sharply disagree over the key issue of
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whether top tax rates should be raised to help resolve the crisis. republicans said higher rates would damage the economy while democrats said it was the only equitable way to tackle the debt. chicago will hold its first government-wide job fair where people will be able to apply for hundreds of available positions. mayor emanuel says the event will bring together several chicago agencies and city services in one place. it will be held tomorrow from nine a-m until one p-m at kennedy king city college. you can apply on site for jobs with the c-t-a, chicago public schools, city colleges, park district and c-h-a. coming up next, a powerful winter storm pounds the east coast. as residents still try to recover from hurricane sandy. also ahead, the man found guilty of shooting gabrielle giffords is sentenced today. and the search continues for stacy peterson where investigators are looking this midday.
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the month of december and november combined. >> governor chris christie says more than 390,000 customers in the state are still without power. that is up 19,000 from wednesday. more than 218,000 homes in new york still do not have electricity. officials spent a third straight day searching for the body of stacy peterson. according to the shorewood patch newspaper, a search dog led a half dozen investigators through hammel woods again yesterday. officials won't comment much on the search. they will say, it is not based on a specific tip on the whereabouts of drew peterson's missing fourth wife. the guardian angels are patrolling in the lawndale neighborhood, where a 14-year- old girl was gang raped earlier this week. members of the guardian angels escorted kids to school this morning in the area around 16th and trumbull, where the attack happened. the victim was walking to school monday morning when she was forced into a car by six men who took her to a house and sexually assaulted her. the guardian angels are handing
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out flyers in the neighborhood and posting information about the attack. they're also urging parents to walk their children to school. they'll ask a judge today to order a psychiatric tests for the woman charged with murdering her son and a young girl. she's accused of stabbing a seven year-old and a five rules on october 30th. prosecutors say she confessed to the murders. she said she killed her son because she was angry at her husband. she murdered the girl because she was a witness. the prosecution's request appears to be a signal that they believe her defense team will argue she is insane. a father who posted a facebook photo of his 22-month-old daughter bound and gagged with tape was found guilty today of charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery. the caption read, this is what happens when my baby hits me
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back. today a judge found him guilty of two counts of battery. he remains free on bond. >> testimony from victims is currently under way. he pleaded guilty to 19 counts including the attempted assassination of a member of congress in exchange for avoiding the death penalty. the judge ruled that he was competent enough to be sentenced. he opened fire and a public event in tucson arizona last january. six people were killed and 12 others were wounded. the man behind the anti-islam film that incited violence across the middle east, has been sentenced to one year in prison. in september, mark basseley youssef released the film "innocence of muslims" showing
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the prophet mohammad as a womanizer and killer. the film's trailer touched off violent protests in several countries. youssef's punishment is not for making the movie; but for using an alias. he is already on probation for a bank fraud case in 2-thousand- 10. >> drivers in australia might have thought they made a wrong turn. a baby giraffe was on this truck. travelling to the zoo. she stayed pretty cool and calm. was moved from the zoo where she was born. she will join three other draftsgiraffes. >>i hope you enjoyed.
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>> coming up next. thanksgiving is just two weeks away. how one discount store plans to kick off black friday deal and it's earlier than ever. and later in lunchbreak: a light stew perfect for cooler temperatures oyster stew.
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possible. if you want room for your stuff in the overhead bin. airlines are expecting to carry 23.7 million passengers during the 12th day holiday. starting november 16th. had is about 150,000 more than my share. wal- mart is opening even earlier for black friday. they're looking for ways to keep bringing in waves of customers. wal-mart is starting to sell two hours earlier. just in time for the holidays. amazon will start selling wine on it's website. it will feature 1000 wines from across the world. stocks falling
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today after a european official says a decision on unlocking funds for grief will not be made until late november. apple's stock also lowered. >>6.99 for 9.99 for 6 bottles of wine. >>coming up, a new study linking sleep and weight loss. just ahead, the type of tea to drink that could help prevent type two diabetes. but first, the best-selling author of the goosebumps series is here. we're talking to r.l. stine!
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best selling author "r.l. stine" is known for his popular
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children's book series "goodbumps". 2012 marks the series' 20th anniversary, which sold more than 300 million copies in the u.s. alone. many of his original readers are now in their 20s and thirties. so he's written a new book geared toward them "red rain." >>now you are thinking you do not want to let your readers grow in peace. >>i like to scare every generation. some of my readers are now in mytheir 20s-30s. those readers were instrumental in this. >>we do not have to talk about that. >>they were not ready. that was 15 years ago. no one asked for a second one. i have been waiting by the phone.
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>>red rain is better than that. i think it is a pretty creepy book. it is about evil twins. >>people used to believe twins controlled the weather. there were some who separated them at birth because they are bad luck. >>i am scared of twins and i am a twin. >>my son is a twin. i thought evil twins would be a good subject.
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>>i am interested in how you change your style. you are writing for an adult audience. was it challenging? >>it was a challenge. somehow i thought i needed a challenge. i do not know why. it is much harder. it was very interesting. i had to do a lot of things i never had to do before. like research. i usually make things up. >>thank you so much for coming
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in. thanks for being here. bob, thanks so much for joining us. he's signing copies tonight at seven at andersons bookshop in naperville. to learn more about his work go to r l stine dot com. in case you missed anything or want to watch this segment again, log on to wgn tv dot com slash midday. still to come this midday tom skilling has your full forecast. [ horn honks ] [ male announcer ] you start your day... love you, too. ...thinking about what's important to you -- your family... ...the mortgage... the kids' college tuition. [ cellphone ringing ] but life insurance? [ horn honking ] life is unpredictable. that's why at fidelity life we want you to think about term life insurance
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breaking some holes in the cloud cover is the day goes on. 24 degree temperatures surges on the way between now and saturday. the record high saturday is 71 degrees set back in 1949. that is 63 years ago. we may get pretty close to that. we're predicting 71 saturday and 69 on sunday. this is without
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thunderstorms. there may be an isolated one around in some spots. barrett is. our miserable day is beneath this shrinking areas of cloud cover. it is formed over night. not much to it. how to the west piquancy a couple of things on this satellite you. first ec spending cortexfirst you see a spinning vortex. >> pull their plunges into that area. it is that storm that will turn our wind and war must stop. m us up. you can see the war of making a move on the plains states right now. look at the cold air. the clash of air
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masses between this warm air. it sets up this huge storm. a closer look at the temperatures. 44 degrees here. 28 in great falls montana. we're thinking we're going to get up perhaps near 50 degrees. certainly the upper '40's this afternoon. humidity is 65 and coming down. this is the big story out on the east coast. just over a week since sandy devastated the coast. look at the circulation center off cape cod.
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precipitation has gone over to iran afterrain after the snow. camera from fairfield conn. here is ridgefield conn. temperatures are going to come back and out that's no expeditiously. here is
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the storm. the purple area 40 mi. an hour gusts off the coast. 76 mi. per hour wind gusts and parts of massachusetts with the storm system on to the east. when applying for a couple more days. in the meantime our focus will be on this storm not here. out here. this could ignite a couple of thunderstorms as a warm front comes through tomorrow night. huge changes in the jet stream. by the time a cold front gets here on saturday they will be reaching out into figgers upper winfield. vigorous upper
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wind field. the snow is going to be pretty impressive. this is the forecast tomorrow morning. watch how this develops. the blows all the way from the gulf of mexico. snow out in the mountains could pass. >> kind of interesting to see how much of the west is going to be covered by snow. we are actually running way behind the snow cover we saw this time last year. >> clouds it should be breaking to allow some sunshine. high
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temperature of 52. scattered clouds and not as chilly. area see the sun shine before other areas do. we get up to 63 in the afternoon. saturday is the real bonus day. near-record warmth. partly sunny windy isolated thunderstorms. >> maybe the last 70 degree day that we see for a while parent. time for today's trivia. which woman was the first to pursue her career before she
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[music] time for sports. the bears keep bringing in awards. brian urlacher was named the defensive player of the week while sherrick mcmanis earned special teams honors. but the bears could be without their pro bowl cornerback on sunday night. charles tillman's wife is expected to give birth any day now, and tillman says he'll be with her whenever she goes into labor. lovie smith says it's family first, and someone will step up in his place, if need be. one of tillman's daughters was born with an enlarged heart and eventually needed a transplant. >> this game is important to me. to me football is second. it will always be second in my life. there was a great lesson learned to teach me that family
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when i'm done playing football my family will always be there for me. the bulls have their first genuine test of the season tonight when they host the western conference champion, thunder. oklahoma city no longer has james harden, but coach thibodeau says they are are still deep with kevin durant and russell westbrook. the bulls lost to the thunder in their only meeting last year but o-k-c is just two- and- two this year. that's a look at sports.
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in medical watch. drinking black tea may help protect against type two diabetes. researchers analyzed data from 50 nations and found the rate of diabetes was lowest in countries where people drank the most black tea. diabetes was the only health condition impacted by black tea drinking. the study does not prove a cause and effect relationship and the authors say more research is needed to confirm the association. people in ireland, the u-k, and turkey drink the most black tea. black tea drinking is lowest in south korea, brazil and china. losing weight could lead to better sleep for obese or overweight people. researchers followed a group of overweight and obese people who enrolled in a weight loss program for six months. all the study participants answered questions to pinpoint sleep problems. including sleep apnea, restless sleep, excessive sleep or sleepiness, daytime fatigue, insomnia, and the use of sleep medications. the researchers report improvement in sleep quality was associated with weight loss and specifically with loss in belly fat. exercise can help you live longer, even if you're overweight. researchers analyzed data from
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perfect to warm you up. oyster stew,. the executive chef and owner of big jones. >> that is the food that makes us feel good. that home cooking that southern cooking.
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>> it is also a really indulgent thing to have on a holiday like thanksgiving. we will save the recipe for the holiday. >> and have some flour and butter cooking together. earlier we toasted some bread for croutons. we're going to headadd ce lery bell peppers and onions. >> it was amazing just how good the butter and flour spelled. smelled. >>make sure you keep stirring. we are going to add a little garlic. we are going to let those sweat for a minute. we are going to add some oysters. when
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we make the stew we actually buy our oysters shucked. it is much easier. they have machines that do it now. if you buy oysters. the great thing is that they have strained the oyster liquor. >>when you select them make sure they are nice and plump. you do not want the ones shriveled and wrinkly. they are old. >>if we open them and if they are not nice and plump we will
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send them back. >>we are going to let that thicken up a little bit. we are going to season with salt and pepper. >>to give it a little kick. we
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are going to let it boil. let the flavors all blend together. the reason i held them off to the side is because i like to cutcook the oysters min imally. >> i like to have them still really nice and and plump. >> we're just about to a boil. i'm literally going to stir in my oysters and go straight to serving. the texture is
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unbeatable. it is one of the reason you need them in my opinion. >>5347 north clark st. if you want to find out more bigjoneschicago is there website. wgntv.com/midday. >>thank you so much fú= oh no, not
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which woman was the first to pursue her career before she became first lady? a. dolley madison b. abigail fillmore c. jacqueline kennedy abigail fillmore met her husband when he was one of her students.
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>>it s we're looking towards developments that indicate warm weekend is on the way. the wind is expected to evolve with that big plans they storm. in state storm. later on friday we will start seeing southerly wind. look at the wind. it is going to howl. look at the snow on the back side of the storm. this is an interesting depiction. they give you an actual number of inches.
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the temperatures are going to be really something. these are wind chills. by saturday morning. over the next 10 days. one comes in tomorrow. there comes to call their after that. we're really going to ride a roller coaster. 57 degrees tomorrow. 71 degrees on saturday. an isolated thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.